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40 Weekdays of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association. See Prayer Resources above for full lists and definition of "SIG Alert."
Day 35 – Isaiah 55.6-8: “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways.” declares the Lord.
Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)
Prayerlessness is an insult to God. Every prayerless day is a statement by a helpless individual, ‘I do not need God today.’ –Ben Jennings
Only he who believes is obedient, and only he who is obedient believes. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Christians often think we are doing the Lord’s work when we are not. Jesus Himself warned us about this. We cannot serve two masters. The one we choose will determine whether at our death we hear, ‘Well done good and faithful servant,’ or ‘I never knew you.’ –Daniel Weiss
This is not a job for the timid. Time wasted, reputation tarnished, money not well spent – these are all by-products of creativity gone awry. —Forbes contributor Steven Kotler
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you. —John Wooden, one of the most successful basketball coaches of all time.
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. —Nido Qubein. RG--Excellent word!
The next time you are tempted to sin, think about Jesus praying for you in heaven—praying “that your faith should not fail.” And praise Him that He is your partner in prayer. —Dr. David Jeremiah
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. —G. K. Chesterton
When you pay high for the priceless, you’re getting it cheap. —Joseph Duveen
Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it. —Charles Swindol
If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough. —Oprah Winfrey
Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. —Eleanor Roosevelt
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus. --Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojarhiu)
I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness. --Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojarhiu)
You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing. --Dale Carnegie
If something is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If something is worth doing, it also worth doing poorly! If something is worth doing, then it is worth doing--period! --Richard Graham. Cf. with Theodore Roosevelt’s quote about the man in the arena, who is criticized by others.
A conversation, sometimes with a critic or one’s self: “That’s a lot of work!” “Maybe that’s why I’m called to it, and you are not!” “That’s a lot of work!” “Maybe that’s why we are called to it, and others are not! Maybe that’s why we were born now, and not then, are living here, and not there, and see this multitude of lost around us, and not another somewhere else!” --Richard Graham
Go weeping, and you will return bearing precious sheaves! That’s the promise of Psalm 126:6. Two steps: go, and go with such compassion that it brings tears.--Richard Graham
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Make checks out to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, and mail to our new address at 4508-A Atlantic Avenue, #101, Long Beach CA 90807.
www.guidestone.org/LearningCenter/ Ministry.aspx, and click on O. S. Hawkins online books.
Information and Application form for reserving the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer available in the For Pastors/Churches above.
Send your email address to email@example.com.
A Special Service for Pastors, Ministers, and Church Leaders! See Servantship Zone above!
You may be surprised at what you find. Free book download available online. Go to www.freewonderfulbook.com. From The Way of the Master website.
Ever wanted a way to say thanks to them? See the Gratitude Campaign in the Links above.
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